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Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)Firing Line with William F. Buckley: The Practical Limits of Liberalism (October 11, 1975)

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Description: In this episode of William F. Buckley's Firing Line television show, Jerry Brown and several journalists join Buckley.

Firing Line Program Catalog: Jerry Brown was Ronald Reagan's successor as governor; his father, Pat Brown, had been Reagan's predecessor. Governor Brown the younger would later become known as a flake, "Governor Moonbeam"; in this discussion, primarily of desegregation, he comes across as straightforward and well spoken. Brown: "I would leave this [busing] to the sound discretion of the judiciary, and see what happens." Buckley: "You wouldn't leave it to the unsound discretion of the judiciary?" Brown: "Well, that's a phrase that lawyers use. Whenever the word 'discretion' is used, you usually preface it with the word 'sound'-- and maybe that's more a hope than a description."

Source: 1 Tape of 1: 2 inch videotape: Quad

Additional Source Information: Program S0204, PBS-514. Master loaned from the Library of Congress.

Collection: Firing Line broadcasts

Program Number: s0202

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Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).

This movie is part of the collection: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University

Producer: Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
Production Company: Southern Educational Communications Association (SECA)
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Language: English
Keywords: californialightandsound; Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008; Brown, Jerry, 1938-; Valencia, Manuel; Keppel, Bruce; Sparrow, Glen; School integration -- California; Liberalism -- California; California
Contact Information: Hoover Institution Archives, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6010 Archives Reference: (650) 723-3563 Email Archives Reference:

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Reviewer: micah6vs8 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 23, 2012
Subject: WFB
One of the best minds of his age.

Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography is his best book and captures the man the best. The Unmaking of a Mayor, about his run for NYC mayor, is also excellent, but sadly out of print.


Host: William F. Buckley
Guests: Jerry Brown

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